Whether you are planning a trip away as a surprise for your overworked partner, or if you are undertaking the planning of your vacation together, for many couples a few nights away at a relaxing location is exactly what the doctor ordered. From work stresses, to the ordeals of looking after children and running a home, sometimes daily life can just get a little bit too much, and romance finds itself being pushed out of the door. Thankfully, a trip away for two can be just the cure needed to bring that spark of passion back to life. So, if you are thinking of planning a romantic getaway this summer, here are five simple tips to help you get started.
Plan your budget
Romance doesn’t mean frivolous spending, so it’s important to set a maximum budget first, before you do any planning at all. Consider how much money you are willing to spend on every aspect of your vacation including: flights, accommodation, transport, food, activities and even souvenirs. This will also help you to determine which aspects of your holiday you’d like to spend a little more on than others. For example, you might find yourself with a choice between spending more money on a central location for your accommodation or staying in a hotel just outside of the city then renting a car to get around (click here to find out more about affordable car rental options).
Keep it short and sweet
Long vacations might sound exciting in theory, but remember that the longer you stay away, the more it will cost, and the more planning you will need to put into your holiday. Therefore, you may be better off keeping it short but sweet, and sticking to a few days away at the most: maybe a long weekend away? This will help you to keep the excitement factor up during your getaway, as you’ll want to make every single moment away with one another count.
It’s okay to keep it simple
Going away provides you with the opportunity to spend time together with your partner, which means that it’s okay not to be running around doing everything and anything you can think of. Instead, don’t be afraid to just stay inside the hotel together, and relax in the peace and quiet of your own room, or just head down to the pool and relax in the sun.
Daily life can be monotonous and regimental, so try not to pass up the opportunity to add a little adventure to your getaway if it presented to you. For example, if you see a brochure for something like snorkeling or bungy jumping, and it’s a little out of your comfort zone, but it’s an activity you’ve always wanted to try, don’t over think it: do whatever is going to make you both happiest!
Don’t sweat the small stuff
It can be so frustrating when you put a lot of effort into planning the perfect vacation, and then things start to go awry. However, it’s important to remember that the most important thing about a romantic getaway, is having your partner there with you. As long as you stick it out together, even if things don’t go perfectly to plan, you’ll still have a great time!